Espérance Sportive de Tunis

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Espérance Sportive de Tunis (Arabic: الترجي الرياضي التونسي‎), also known as ES Tunis, Espérance ST, Espérance de Tunis or simply EST , is a tunisian sports club based in Bab Souika neighbourhood of Tunis, Tunisia. The club was founded in 1919 and its traditional colours are red and yellow. They play in Stade Olympique de Radès, who has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The club is mostly known for its football team, which is currently playing in the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 and is one of the most popular clubs in Tunisia.

Espérance Sportive de Tunis
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Full nameEspérance Sportive de Tunis
Nickname(s)المكشخة (Mkachkha)
الدولة (The State)
الدم و الذهب (Blood and Gold )
الجمعية الشعبية (The Popular Team)
غول إفريقيا (The Beast of Africa)
Short nameEST
Founded15 January 1919; 101 years ago (1919-01-15)
GroundStade Olympique de Radès
ChairmanHamdi Meddeb
Head CoachMoïne Chaâbani
LeagueLigue Professionnelle 1
2019–20Ligue Professionnelle 1, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Espérance's active sections
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Espérance Sportive de Tunis, African Champions League final in 2011

Esperance is the most successful Tunisian club; domestically, they have won 30 Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 titles, 15 Tunisian Cup and 5 Tunisian Super Cup , all of them national records. Esperance won a total of 50 domestic trophies, more than any other Tunisian football club. At international level, Esperance has won a total of 13 titles, with 8 organized by Confederation of African Football, including 4 CAF Champions League titles, one CAF Cup title, one CAF Cup Winners' Cup title and one CAF Super Cup title.


The club was founded in Bab Souika which is one of the historic neighbourhoods of the capital of Tunisia, Tunis on January 15, 1919 while Tunisia was under the french protectorate. The club was named Taraji in Arabic after the name of the coffeehouse where the founders used to often meet each other. So far ES Tunis has 30 Tunisian League wins, 15 Tunisian Cups, and 5 Tunisian Supercups. At the continental level, the club has won 4 CAF Champions League, one African Cup Winners' Cup, one CAF Cup, one CAF Super Cup and one Afro-Asian Cup, making it one of the most successful African clubs.[1]

In 2001, Espérance set a new Tunisian record by winning the national title four years in a row, beating the previous record of three, set by Italia de Tunis in 1937.[2] They extended this run to seven consecutive titles in 2004.[2]


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Current teamEdit

As of 26 August 2020

As of Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1:

No Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia   Tunisia
2 Midfielder Badreddine Mouelhi   Tunisia
3 Midfielder Kwame Bonsu   Ghana
4 Defender Mohamed Amine Tougai   Algeria
5 Midfielder Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane   Tunisia
6 Defender Mohamed Ali Yaakoubi   Tunisia
7 Forward Alaeddine Marzouki   Tunisia
8 Midfielder Farouk Mimouni   Tunisia
10 Forward Hamdou Elhouni   Libya
11 Forward Taha Yassine Khenissi   Tunisia
12 Defender Khalil Chemmam (Captain)   Tunisia
13 Forward Nassim Ben Khalifa   Switzerland
15 Midfielder Fousseny Coulibaly   Ivory Coast
16 Goalkeeper Mohamed Sedki Dabchi   Tunisia
17 Forward Abderrahmane Meziane   Algeria
18 Midfielder Raouf Benguit   Algeria
20 Defender Mohamed Amine Ben Hamida   Tunisia
21 Defender Hamdi Nagguez   Tunisia
22 Defender Sameh Derbali   Tunisia
23 Defender Ilyes Chetti   Algeria
24 Midfielder Fedi Ben Choug   Tunisia
25 Midfielder Ghaylen Chaaleli   Tunisia
26 Defender Houcine Rabii   Tunisia
27 Forward Mohamed Ali Ben Hammouda   Tunisia
28 Midfielder Mohamed Amine Meskini   Tunisia
29 Midfielder Youssef Mosrati   Tunisia
30 Defender Abdelkader Bedrane   Algeria
32 Forward Zied Berrima   Tunisia
-- Goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha   Tunisia
-- Midfielder Maher Ben Sghaïer   Tunisia





  1. ^ a b Title won before Tunisian independence


  1. ^ "FIFA Club World Cup 2018 - News - Esperance return to African summit -". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ a b "Esperance rewrite Tunisian football". 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2019-07-10.

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